Friday, November 27, 2015

The Holidays Are Here: Our Christmas Bucket List

Hello, Friends!  Did you have a nice Thanksgiving?  We had a great day!  Started out with a ~3 mile hike with friends and family, cooked during the day, had a brief encounter with the local fire department (burning the turkey is a great story to tell...after the fact!!), and ended the day with a wonderful meal with family. What was the best part of your day?

The holidays are officially here!  Happy day after Thanksgiving (aka Black Friday).  Any of you crazy enough to go shopping today?  No thank you!  I prefer to do the bulk of my shopping with Amazon at home in my snuggly pjs.  Thank goodness for Amazon Prime! Am I right??

Now that the holidays are here, it's so easy to get wrapped up (hee hee, excuse the pun) in all the busyness, and forget to cherish all the festivities and people in our lives.

One thing that we've done over the past few years is to create a Christmas Bucket List in order to make sure that we're enjoying this special time and not letting it just go by.  (If you don't celebrate Christmas, you can still create a Holiday or Winter Bucket list.)  I've read where some people put their ideas in a basket and pick a new one each day.  If you have kids, it'd be great to include them in the list making. Have fun with it and be intentional. What are the things you really want to do this Holiday Season?


Here are some of the things on our Christmas Bucket list this year (click here for printable version):
  1. Decorate the tree together (this weekend! Yay!)
  2. Drink hot cocoa
  3. Buy a Christmas tree ornament that represents something our family has done this year
  4. Watch a Christmas movie: White Christmas and It's a Wonderful Life are our favorites!
  5. Bake cookies to share with friends and neighbors
  6. Sing and dance to Christmas songs
  7. Share 3 things that you love about another person with them
  8. Drink eggnog
  9. Buy each other a small gift
  10. Snuggle up by the fire - can be with your special someone, or just with a blanket and a good book!
  11. Drive around (or walk!) and look at Christmas lights
  12. Wrap presents with someone else - make it an event vs just a chore
  13. Buy a gift for your pet
  14. Take a Christmas family photo
  15. Christmas TV shows - Rudolph and Prep & Landing are always on our list
  16. Kiss under the mistletoe ;)
  17. Share a favorite Christmas memory
  18. Take a picture with Santa (you don't have to be a kid to sit on Santa's lap!)
  19. Give an anonymous gift to a family in need
  20. Have a snowball fight
  21. See a Christmas show, like the Nutcracker or A Christmas Carol
  22. Go Christmas caroling in a nursing home
  23. Attend a Christmas Eve program
  24. Go ice skating
  25. Dress up (festive) for a Christmas party - an ugly Christmas sweater party totally counts!
For more ideas, there's all kinds of examples out on Pinterest.

Do you have Holiday traditions in your family?  Are you going to put together a Holiday Bucket list?  Please share your ideas!

Have a great week! :)

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  1. Replies
    1. Thank you, Heidi!! Are there some different things that you and your family do each Christmas Season, that aren't on this list?